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Episode 46: March 2018

In this episode, we hear about autism, insulin resistance, Sci-Hub, coping with low levels of oxygen, and how the brain responds to blindness.
Episode 46: March 2018
Torsten Wittmann, University of California, San Francisco via NIH Image Gallery (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Chapters

  1. 0:37
    The growth of Sci-Hub
    A controversial site provides access to almost all scientific papers.
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  2. 8:12
    Combatting insulin resistance
    Resistance to the hormone insulin can be prevented or reversed by mitochodrial coenzyme Q.
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  3. 17:03
    Concentrating on words
    People who became blind early in life can re-purpose parts of their brain to focus on language rather than vision.
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  4. 24:21
    A breath of life
    Oxygen was not the only factor that kick-started multicellular life.
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  5. 30:28
    Insights into autism
    The social brain networks of children with autism differ from those of their peers.
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